CRCOG is currently working on a “Bike Share Feasibility Study,” an update to the 2014 “Metro Hartford Bike Share Study” to reassess the potential for a regional micromobility system. Working with our consultant, Foursquare ITP, this process will assess ridership demand and help CRCOG and its communities understand what a potential micromobility system could look [...]

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has launched the Metro Hartford Rapid Routes study. The purpose of the study is to develop transit priority measures to improve the speed and reliability of transit services in major Metro Hartford corridors including, Metro Hartford corridors, […]

A new report commissioned by the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission estimates significant economic benefits would result from two sets of proposed passenger rail improvements. The improvements, which include finishing the Hartford Line and connecting it to Worcester, Massachusetts, would have a transformative effect on regional and state economies. The report projects between $47 and $84 billion in new regional Gross Domestic Product over 30 years would result from the $6 to $9 billion rail investment. This investment would reconstitute a 21st century version of the prior Inland Route—regular train service from Boston to New York via Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven, which the region has now lacked for decades.

What's New We've just launched our visual preference survey! Help us explore potential development opportunities for the underutilized Enfield Square Mall area. Take this survey to let us know what development and amenities you think would be best for the study area including the Hazard/Elm corridors (Routes 190/220). Participants can enter a raffle to win [...]
This tool shows the CRCOG Complete Streets Network categorized by context zones. It also includes "typical cross sections" of what a complete street could look like in a given context. CRCOG Complete Streets Network Tool The CS Network was developed initially through a data driven approach, and further customized with stakeholder feedback. The process involved [...]
Curb extensions. Bus lanes. Pedestrian plazas. Protected bikeways. These are just a few of the projects communities large and small are implementing with the Quick-Build methodology. At a time of increased competition for funding transportation improvements, the low cost and iterative nature of Quick-Build projects are increasingly popular because they accelerate project delivery, provide a [...]

The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has engaged with CRCOG to lead the Active Transportation component of DPH’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. CRCOG has been awarded funding for a minimum of 2 years, during which approximately $300,000 has been allocated for “Complete Streets Training” and “Complete Streets Implementation Projects.” The trainings aim to address a variety of active transportation related issues across the state, and could include presentations, workshops, or other methods of sharing information about (including but not limited to) benefits on complete streets, implementing tactical urbanism, best practices and case studies for Connecticut towns, and more. The implementation projects aim to help implement complete streets and improve active transportation and can include on-the-ground demonstration projects (i.e. curb bump outs), complete streets policy creation, small area plans, and more.